Artist Proposal Template

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Clement Romero
3346 Trouser Leg Road
Fit Tonic
Frances Blanton
4578 Cambridge Court
Big A Auto Parts
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Hello Frances Blanton,

I am ecstatic to write this proposal for your new restaurant opening in New York. The mural you wished commissioned for the opening will be unforgettable, and something the city will talk about for the rest of the year to come.

As I’ve mentioned during our chat the other day I’ve been creating murals for the last 2 years, after studying fresco painting in Florence, Italy. Learning the techniques used by the masters of the art. Once we come to an agreement regarding the piece to be made I will start working at your restaurant to ensure every passage is complete.

The rest of this proposal details how I hope to achieve this and outlines my process. If you have any questions or thoughts about how this could better fit your needs, please reach out and we can set up a phone call. I'm happy to make adjustments.


Clement Romero

Why Clement Romero for mural design?

My work will have your customers in awe and will ensure that all of them will talk about the amazing food you offer, drinks you prepare, and art you commissioned in your establishment.

Here are some testimonials from previous clients:

  • Clement Romero created a variety of pieces for our stores, and it’s a great conversation starter for clients that are a bit shy. - Frank, Storeowner
  • We have no experience with artists, but Clement Romero explained every step he took along the way and created an amazing mural for our home. - Joanne, Homeowner

Through my dedication and precision, I’ve created pieces for a diverse set of clients.

Project description

From our calls and meetings, you would like me to create a mural inside your main dining area that will take up most of the space in question. Before I start working on the wall itself, I will show you a variety of pieces I believe could fit with your restaurant's core values. Once you decide what is your favorite piece, I’ll go ahead and create a render of the art on the wall, so you can see how it looks before approving the creation.


Here is the plan for how I will meet your ideal creation. Let me write down a step-by-step list of what I’ll do to create the mural you wanted.

  • First, I will come by to measure the area so I can fully use the space at my disposal.
  • Once I have the measurements, I will create a variety of sketches that you will then pick from.
  • Once we find the piece you wish to use, I will create a 3D render of the piece on your wall so you can see what it will look like, once the job is finished.
  • If approved, I will come in with my crew to start the creation of the mural.

Anything you wish to discuss, please know that you can call me or email me at any time.

Deadline and deliverables

With a year to open, it’s important to follow a strict deadline regimen, because this way we are sure that you’ll be able to have a complete mural pre-opening.

  • Within the first month of signing the contract, I will have taken the measurements, and created the sketches needed. This way you can select your favorite one.
  • Two weeks after you have selected the piece you prefer, I will send you a render of the wall, this way you can see what the piece will look like once completed.
  • If approved, I will come in with my crew, and depending on the art piece selected, it will take around 3 to 6 months to finish.

If you need any more info, do not hesitate to contact me.

Payment terms

Projects such as this one run for several months before they finish. To facilitate these projects, I offer a schedule of payments. Here are the payment milestones:

  • 25% initial payment due upon signing the contract and before any work begins. 
  • A further 25% of the total will be invoiced once the first sketch has been approved.
  • The next 25% of the total will be due once we begin work on the mural.
  • Payment of the remaining 25% will be due once the piece is finished at the end of the contract.

An electronic invoice will be sent once the contract has been signed. Each invoice is payable within 30 business days of receipt. Late payments may result in the suspension of work and/or late fees as specified in the contract.


Once you agree to this proposal, I will prepare a simple contract for you. The contract will reference the terms of this proposal, including any amendments you suggest. If you agree to these terms, please sign below, and return this proposal to me.

Thank you very much. I look forward to working with Frances Blanton.


Frances Blanton

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  • Seal the deal with legally vetted contracts that protect your work, time, and money.
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Artist Proposal FAQ

What is an artist proposal?

Art is an expression in art painting, art exhibition, art demonstration, and others. Although art is widely used in the interaction involving visual arts only, the word “art” also includes any art intervention involving the business arts and other cases. Thus, an artist can be a business personnel specializing in doing various things related to visual art production or other entertainment arts in the business section. 

A lot of artists have worked on many artistic works. A similar thing about art and the work surrounding it is the expression of creativity. Thus, artworks require dedication: over and over practicing in a particular artistic work, which fine the experience and give satisfaction to individuals who demand the services. Commonly, clients request the scope and breakdown of the project before they issue out money to cater for the projects involving an artist. 

Artist proposal is a document that emphasizes the agreement between the doer of service, maybe a freelancer and the potential owner/claimer of the service. Since the work involves two individuals or parties, the artist proposal template is the selected mode of giving satisfaction at both ends, ensuring safety, and superimposing an anxiety-free working environment. Aside from this, both the artist and the client must learn how to interpret a proposal, preventing unnecessary arguments before and after the project. Although you may learn how to write proposals, ready-made artist proposal templates from professionals give a better surface for more minor arguments and a clean environment to work with peace. 

Clients that are ready to work with you may request a proposal. The artist proposal has many features which define the job, your interaction and contributions, and the client’s impacts on the project. The balance between the three parts allows you to have the best experience working as an artistic freelancer. One of the innovative proposal features is the budget and timeframe. The proposal should plead on your behalf by stating why the budget is at the selected price. One reason a client needs a proposal from you is to know in-depth why your charge is high, low, or moderate. 

Another feature of an artist proposal is the communication between the artistic producer and the clients. A proposal should show an overview of the project. That is, the clients should see the main reason they are reading the proposal. In other words, the clients should perceive immediately that the proposal is about the earlier discussed projects. Therefore, a proposal should have an executive summary of the whole process. You should incorporate the best way of representing your artistic illustrations and visual interaction in the real world. For example, suppose the project is about stage presentation/performances. In that case, the proposal should communicate with the client by revealing how you will set up the stage and make it an artistic environment. Then, the proposal should address the pricing, timeline, and other things. 

How to write an artist’s proposal?

The proposal shows that you care about the client by stating why you are willing to work with him/her. The first thing a proposal suggests is how you address all the things a client demands by providing answers to all the questions and queries of the client from the first page of the proposal. A proposal is less likely to be approved if the clients’ needs are not addressed in the first section of the proposal. The “how to write a proposal” is the act of pushing or luring a client to read all the stuff you had written in the document. 

An artistic proposal is a design, the write-up, and selected artistic coloration. These should contribute to why a client needs you and why the person should read to the end. Another way to start writing a proposal is by giving a solution to the client’s problem – you may be specific or talk on the general view. If you address a particular issue, make sure you know what you talk about by requesting the background problem from the client – you may sound unapproachable without the proper background knowledge about the client.

An artistic proposal is written in two forms—requested by a client and written without permission. The first type of proposal is relatively easy, and you can use a template from a reputable organization or a freelancing template site online. Doing this will reduce the need to start afresh since you built a relationship with the client already. Notwithstanding, you must be careful as clients are sensitive to information, so edit the proposal to your taste if you are working with a ready-made template. If you must write by yourself, ensure that the data is similar to those on the popular freelancing proposal template website. Add the executive summary at the early page of the proposal – this is important because some clients may not read the whole proposal, but the executive summary, timeline, and budget. 

The second way to write a proposal is to write without the client’s background knowledge or needs. Often, this proposal is written to organizations or individuals blindly. Avoid excess words and catch the potential client's attention by providing what they need in the best form, like graphics, persuasive words, choice of color, among others. You can move closer to the organization’s needs by studying their competitors. How would the organization benefit from artistic entertainment? – find the problems, provide the solutions as your proposals. An excellent creative proposal works like magic because the client may call you for an interview after your successful trial. 

The last thing is the professional touch. You should find the balance between your proposal writing and the job you represent. Here, you may need an experienced handler with online proposal templates, or find the balance by making your proposal look simple with plain simple words, use short sentences while writing your design proposal, be error-free, aim for readability, find the perfect title page, and write a cover letter where necessary. Professionals have done the best templates; you go for it. If you can make it professional, work it out!

What should be in an artist’s proposal?

Having an outline before you write the artist’s proposal builds confidence and makes you trend on the best track to address the client’s request. Proposals are written to address some issues, either personal or a request. You should list out the things to be included in a proposal by focusing on the demand or requests from the party involved. You can get all these by checking the previous writings, demands, and your records. 

  • The curatorial thesis: is vital to the artist since you have valuable treasures that attract others, thus requesting a proposal. The curatorial thesis explains why you would be in the exhibition/presentation and the products you will bring along. 
  • Your idea: write a well-defined idea. The idea is the way you would succeed in the project. Writing your idea is quite simple. Consider the client’s reply to the different discussions you had in the past. It is possible to define the client’s mind from the basic stuff and talks. Be attentive to the details, and this is very important. Another way to write your idea is to ask the client for a guide to mounting it. Many people might bid for the same job, but you can work yourself through the competition by ensuring you have the client's mind in control. 
  • Artist’s statement: artist proposal is quite different from other proposals. When you write an artist proposal, you should introduce yourself in the best way you can. It is pretty mandatory, especially if you attend an exhibition with many artists. The organization or welcoming agent should be familiar with the people they would welcome to the program. Your cover letter should explain to you, and give a sense of recognition on your arrival to the exhibition as the case may be. 
  • Visual information: represent yourself better with the best visual information. The information explains your 
  • Budget: this is a fundamental component of your proposal because you would likely attend the exhibition or yield to the client’s request if the budget is satisfactory. The budget is both money and timeline. You should indicate the time of arrival, project date, and deadline for the first payment. You should be relatively professional by indicating the needs for the money you charge and offering solutions and extra help to the organization or individuals. This increases your chance of securing a job, especially a competitive one.
  • Terms and conditions: finalize the job by writing clear terms and conditions.

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